On This Day

Historical Events in 1728

  • Jan 29 John Gays' "Beggar's Opera" premieres in London [NS=Feb 9]

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Feb 28 George Frideric Handel's opera "Siroe, re di Persia" premieres in London

  • Mar 6 Spain & Britain sign (1st) Convention of Pardo
  • Apr 22 Pierre de Marivaux' "Le Triomphe de Plutus" premieres in Paris
  • May 4 George Frideric Handel's opera "Tolomeo, re di Egitto" premieres in London
  • Dec 17 Congregation Shearith Israel of New York purchases a lot on Mill Street in lower Manhattan to build the city's first synagogue
  • Dec 23 Prussian Emperor Karel VI signs Treaty of Berlin